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Will Durant (1885–1981)

Will Durant was the left-wing philosopher-historian who labored on his epic, multi-volume "The Story of Civilization" by himself, and then with his wife Ariel, for half a century. The son of French Canadian immigrants from Quebec, Durant first planned to study for the priesthood, but an interest in socialism and biology thwarted those plans. He ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Fall of the Roman Empire Miscellaneous Crew
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 1964 The Fall of the Roman Empire (consultant)
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 1982 The Taj Mahal (Documentary short) (thanks)
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 1981 Reds
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 1987 My Philosophy (Video short)
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Book: "The Story of Philosophy," 1926. See more »

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Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.


His wife was born Chaya (Ida) Kaufman on 10 May 1898, Khmelnytsky , Ukraine, Russian Empire. See more »

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